NEWARK, NJ – Effective May 31, 20201, Officials at New Community Corporation said their Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Richard Rohrman, will retire.
In a statement released by New Community Corporation, CEO Rohrman said the following:
“NCC is in a strong position to explode into its next 50 years. There will be new buildings and facilities, much greater emphasis on health and its relationship to housing, training for well-paying in-demand jobs, health care, early childhood development and future innovations,” said Richard Rohrman, New Community CEO.
“When you look at our current organizational structure and financial standing, what you are seeing are the long-run cumulative results of innovative strategies and strategic partnerships that allow us to create a tremendous impact. Right now, I see New Community as ready for whatever arises, making it an optimal time for this transition.”
According to New Comunity Corporation, Rohrman’s history with New Community started long before he was appointed the CEO. In the 1980s, he served as the Assistant Director of Maintenance and Business Development Manager. Since then, he has held Director of Real Estate Operations and Director of Real Estate Development positions.
In 2013, Richard was appointed as the CEO when Monsignor William J. Linder, the Founder of NCC, retired from that position.
"Throughout Richard Rohrman’s career at New Community Corporation, here in the City of Newark, he has demonstrated commitment, compassion and creativity. Richard’s efforts and determination were of tremendous benefit to the New Community family and the Newark family. New Community Corporation’s loss is Newark’s loss,” stated Mildred Crump, Newark City Council President.
New Community Corporation said a hybrid celebration will be held in Rohrman’s honor on May 20, 2021, which will be live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube for employees, partners and friends. In the coming weeks, additional information about the search and celebration will be released via the New Community website, social media channels and Clarion, New Community’s monthly newsletter.
“Richard has been a wonderful partner with the Board and an outstanding leader for New Community Corporation for over 25 years. The New Community network, and those we serve, have greatly benefited from his vision, business acumen, dedication and leadership,” stated Dr. A. Zachary Yamba, New Community Board of Directors Chairman. “In his role of CEO, Rohrman has used his expertise to strengthen the operational structure and the financial standing of the organization, positioning NCC to grow and be acclaimed as one of the largest community development organizations in the country. We will miss him greatly.”
In preparation for new leadership, the Board of Directors has constituted a search committee of its members in partnership with The Support Center, a nonprofit leadership and consulting organization specializing in executive search and transition.
For more information about the CEO position and search, visit www.supportcenteronline.org.